Waimea Country School

  • Waimea Country School is a small, independent, elementary day school in Waimea on the island of Hawai'i, serving children and their families since 1996.
  • We offer a child-centered curriculum embracing a theme-based learning program that incorporates literature, fine arts, mathematics, science, Hawaiian Studies, health and fitness, social studies, technology, and study skills. Our low student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized experience for every child and forges close bonds between students and teachers. Our graduates develop into eager, creative learners who are well-prepared for life's challenges -- academically, socially, and ethically.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students48 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(green shirts with logo M, T, W and when leaving campus)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,900
Tuition NotesTuition payment plans available
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant$3,300
Admissions DirectorAmy Salling, Head of School
Admissions AssociateNanci Mahoney

School Notes

  • Waimea Country School is a small, independent elementary day school located in Kamuela, Hawai`i, serving children ages 4 to 12 since 1996. Our school is dedicated to engaging each child`s own sense of learning and encourages children to take responsibility for their own work to promote a lifelong love of learning.
  • We offer a child-centered curriculum embracing a multiage learning program that incorporates literature, fine arts, mathematics, science, Hawaiian Studies, health and fitness, social studies, technology and study skills. Integration of many subjects helps student learning gain vitality, depth and relevance.
  • Our low student-teacher ratio ensures a personalized experience for every child and forges close bonds between students and teachers. This builds student confidence and encourages children to take risks with their learning, to challenge themselves, and to grow. Waimea Country School students learn to be in charge of their own learning to be thinkers, challengers, and wonderers.
  • Our graduates develop into eager, creative learners who are well-prepared for life`s challenges academically, socially, and ethically.

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  • Kamuela
    Grades: K-12 | 322 students
    0.1 miles
    65-1224 Lindsey Road
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808)885-7933
    0.1 K-12
    322
  • Kamuela
    Grades: K-12 | 642 students
    1.9 miles
    65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd
    Kamuela, HI 96743
    (808)881-4321
    1.9 K-12
    642
  • Kailua Kona
    Grades: K-12 | 135 students
    31.5 miles
    74-4966 Kealakaa Street
    Kailua Kona, HI 96740
    (808)326-9866
    31.5 K-12
    135
  • Kailua Kona
    Grades: PK-12 | 269 students
    33.4 miles
    74-4907 Palani Road
    Kailua Kona, HI 96740
    (808)329-3093
    33.4 PK-12
    269
  • Lihue
    Grades: NS-12 | 412 students
    275.3 miles
    3-1875 Kaumualii Hwy
    Lihue, HI 96766
    (808)246-0233
    275.3 NS-12
    412

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